Our Intro to Mechanics series is a brief audio course that quickly gets you up to speed on key mental models for Jiu-Jitsu. It’s composed of nine brief episodes that you can quickly come back to as a reference. And, of course, if you’re looking for a deeper dive, that’s what our podcast is for!
In the Intro to Mechanics course, you'll learn how to:
Use alignment to supercharge your Jiu-Jitsu.
We open the series by explaining Rob Biernacki's theory of alignment, which is, as far as well can tell, the best and simplest modern framework for Jiu-Jitsu.
Fight using all the parts of your body.
We'll classify the anatomic weapons at your disposal in such a way that you can quickly and easily improve the effectiveness of any technique or position.
Identify and deflect incoming guard passes.
Once you understand force vectors and leading edges, you can quickly redirect guard pass attempts and greatly improve your chances of success from the bottom.
Create an unbreakable defensive shell.
We'll explain kinetic chains and the elbow-knee connection, two extremely powerful mental models for creating an impassable guard.
Close the distance and fight on the inside.
You'll learn mental models such as inside channel control and head position, which let you get past your opponent's defenses and "fight in a phone booth."
We'll teach you how minimizing surface area and prioritizing critical control points creates laser precision.
The Intro to Mechanics course is included as part of your BJJ Mental Models Premium subscription – as low as $20USD/mo, and you can cancel anytime. There’s no risk to trying it out: we'll give you a 7-day free trial, and a 30-day money-back guarantee.